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21 July 2012 @ 09:08 pm
HI WORLD, I missed you. various things, and postcards!  
1) ... hi, it's been a long time. In my defense, I spent pretty much the entire last month studying for the most useless final that I ever had to take and I've been done with the entire session last Monday. Buut in good news the broken computer was replaced, so hopefully I'll manage to catch up with everything I missed when it was down and while I was breaking my head over stuff I didn't care about. And possibly catch up with fic writing.

2) Also, since for the last five days I've been pretty much sleeping my time off and because before the final I was drowning in notes: happy extremely late birthday to mollivanders and toestastegood! <3333 I hope the two of you had amazing days and that you got accordingly spoiled. ;) and since I don't know if on Monday I'll be able to post (see point 3) happy early birthday to ozmissage! ♥ I hope you get the best of days and that some Mark Ruffalo clone drops from the sky in front of your door, but in case that one doesn't happen, still best wishes for the best possible time. ;)

3) Point the third: tomorrow I'm going on (real) vacation and I'll be going to Sweden and hanging out at pnr's, and it'll include visiting Copenhagen, other lovely places in the south of Sweden and seeing Bruce Springsteen again (<3). I should still be more or less around in some capacity (at least on Twitter), but that said, if anyone wants a postcard I'd be more than happy to provide. ;) If I already have your address from somewhere else just say that you want one, otherwise send me a PM with it.

4) Back when I wasn't having computer issues I was thinking of doing some tv reaction post catching up for the finales I missed, but obviously I got swamped in finals and then I didn't have the computer and then I never did, so while I'm going to post some lengthy reviews of Carnivàle, Kings and the last three Sopranos season when I'm back, just a couple thoughts over the last two GOT eps which I totally missed talking about last time. Blackwater was almost flawless, except that I'm still kind of meh about how they downplayed the scene with Sandor and Sansa, though considering how they dealt with it before the ep I couldn't expect anything more. But for the rest it was definitely the best this season - maybe battling it out with two and three, but I really have nothing to say about the rest except that they did that one perfectly. Oh, and Lena Headey's drunk Cersei impression was priceless. The finale was... well, it had its good stuff and its bad stuff. Good stuff: Jaime and Brienne (I could have characterization issues re Brienne but I've made peace with the fact that few characters in the show are the same as in the books, especially if they're aged up, so), Arya (nothing to add, the end of her storyline was done well), partly Theon (Alfie Allen you deserved an Emmy nomination just for the scene with Luwin at the beginning) but that part was ruined by how they ended it since skipping on who burned the castle and the mechanics of the entire thing only made it look choppy and confusional and senseless, Sam and the zombies (SAM THE SLAYER <3) and Tyrion. Meh stuff: Jon (why did they need to make the thing with Qhorin so convoluted?), Sansa (why why WHY are they giving all of Sandor's quotes to Littlefinger? WHY DAMMIT?), the House of the Undying (I mean, apart from the lead-up making no sense, the entire thing was a lot less cool than it was in the book, though I guess that short of casting Rhaegar and spoiling that thing happening in book three then it was hard to pull off - still, since it was the only relevant thing Dany did in ACOK..). Horrible stuff: Robb (dear favorite, let me weep for your characterization. The fact that Cat was there and that Robb didn't listen to her was just the last tick on the OOC boxes, but the bare fact that he married Talisa because HE LOVED HER AND HE WANTED TO was the epitome of OOC. Also if Talisa is Talisa for real - ugh. Just ugh. And that said, why the fuck would someone who keeps to the old gods and someone from the free cities be married by a Seven septon? BLAH). Aaaand that was my very humble two cents that aren't really that much in depth, but as stated by now it's been dissected already. Overall S1 was definitely better and I'm not sure I can stomach the Robb storyline thing, but let's just hope that S3 gets it better. And that they quit pushing with the Sansa/LF, ew.

5) For something completely different: I was linked this a while ago and it's too priceless not to share with the world.

It caused me at least a good ten minutes of cracking up.

6) Aaand now I should really be packing so I'll go do it and hii again! Hopefully I won't disappear for the entire next month...
on rotation: biloxi parish - gaslight anthem
cassiopeia7: Sam&Dean: Brotherly lovecassiopeia7 on July 21st, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
Well, look what the cat dragged in! ;)
Aww, you log on just to tell us you're going away again? :( But yay for finishing useless finals, for finishing up with summer session, and woohoo for going to Sweden!

visiting Copenhagen, other lovely places in the south of Sweden and seeing Bruce Springsteen again

Again with Springsteen? Bon Jovi's getting jealous. ;)

possibly catch up with fic writing.

\o/ Do you plan on making a showing at the DCBB this year? Or SPN Cinema, perhaps?

Psst! A Swedish postcard would be lovely . . . I can resend my addy if you need it.

the female ghost of tom joad: glomping!janie_tangerine on July 21st, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Well, look what the cat dragged in! ;)
Well I was planning on bringing the laptop for fic purposes and to download the pics before my memory explodes, so I shouldn't be TOTALLY not around ;)


I was too late to sign up for DCBB, but there's a period big bang and the fic I wanted to do for DCBB was period, so I'll probably sign up for that one. But I had plans to finish at least a post S7 one before then. ;)

And sure thing! If the addy's not changed I still have it, no need to re-send. :)
cassiopeia7: Calvin & Hobbes: Yay!cassiopeia7 on July 21st, 2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Well, look what the cat dragged in! ;)
there's a period big bang and the fic I wanted to do for DCBB was period, so I'll probably sign up for that one.

WOOHOOOO! You have NO idea how happy I am to hear that you may be writing for the period big bang. That's the one bang for which I've been positively salivating in anticipation.

I had plans to finish at least a post S7 one

Speaking of post-S7, have you seen this?

Have an awesome time in Sweden with Mr. Springsteen and, you know, take care and have fun and stuff. :)
the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural castiel > godstieljanie_tangerine on July 25th, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Well, look what the cat dragged in! ;)
Well I saw that it existed and the fic I was supposed to write for SPNJBB was a period piece, so.... ;)

I HADN´T SEEN IT BUT IT´S GORGEOUS *__* thanks for the linkage!

Hehehe I´m totally enjoying it, thanks!
ozmissage: GOT. Jon & Arya.ozmissage on July 21st, 2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you! <333

I hope you have a great time in Sweden!

(Also: Sam and the zombies (SAM THE SLAYER <3) YES. I'm still flailing over that.)
the female ghost of tom joad: asoiaf >> jon/samjanie_tangerine on July 25th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, I hope you had a great time! ;) (and I'm totally enjoying my vacation time ;) )

Lou: ASOIF khal/danygottalovev on July 22nd, 2012 03:21 am (UTC)
hello my lovely!

it seems that the end of the school year was stressful, so you NEED to enjoy your vacations to the max! have a great time up North and if you can manage a postcard for me, I'd love it as always... ♥ now... Bruce again, huh? that's awesome. the other week, Bon Jovi was in town and I thought of you. Unfortunately I could not go because I didn't have tickets at the time, but if I would have, I'd blow kisses at them for you ;)

as for GoT... I had to do like LOTR and consider the TV series as something just inspired by the books, or the changes bug me. still lots of love for the series, though!
the female ghost of tom joad: asoiaf >> ashajanie_tangerine on July 25th, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
Haaaai there! :DDDDD

Ugh school was devastating this year, I can just hope that the next isn't as destructive....... *crosses fingers* and I can totes manage a postcard for you! <333333333 and hehe yes, I'm ridiculously excited to see how he plays outside Italy. ;) Also the thought re Bon Jovi is always appreciated! <33333

Yeah I usually manage to keep the two things separate and I usually do fine enough, but the Robb thing just rubbed me the wrong way. ;) The rest that bugged me was more because it didn't make sense in show-context rather than in show vs book context, but I still enjoy the hell out of it. ;)
a geek in such the wrong way: misc-travel flagshaldoor on July 22nd, 2012 04:21 am (UTC)
Have to say with GoT, thankfully I've managed to read the books post watching, which definitely makes it better, as I'm constantly disappointed with shows/movies if I've already read the books. They ALWAYS change and condense things, so I prefer to let my imagination run wild with the book after watching.

Yay for trips to Scandinavia! I'd love a postcard from Copenhagen if you can manage one, since my ancestry is Danish and I've never made it there. I think you have my address already. ;-)

Enjoy your trip and have fun with the Boss! ;-)
the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on July 25th, 2012 05:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah probably reading the entire thing before wasn't a good plan considering that I knew I'd have ended up comparing the whole book vs show thing, but in my defense I couldn't put the books down when I started them. ;)

Sure thing I can manage one from Copenhagen! I'll be glad to send it over. :) And yes, I have the address covered!

Thanks so very much, I'll be sure to do both. ;)
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the female ghost of tom joad: h50 konojanie_tangerine on July 25th, 2012 05:06 pm (UTC)
You're welcome and sorry for the lateness, glad to hear it! ;)
Janicejaydblu on July 24th, 2012 03:35 am (UTC)
Postcard! I love mail. And enjoy your vacation!

When are you finished with school?
the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on July 25th, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
I'll be sure to send you one!

Hopefully sometime next year. HOPEFULLY. But nothing can be as bad as the term I just had. ;)